At the end I searched the Cenotaph for mention of Alf Wells, who was a member of the local branch of the Clarion Cycles Club, who was killed in action in 1914. This was for a UNISON colleague interested in Labour history. There was 2 surnames with Wells on the cenotaph but no one with an initial with "A". However, "Alf" could have been a nickname or even a middle name. I will continue to search for Alf.
Many thanks to the Royal British Legion, the local Newham Schools , their staff and especially historian, Lee Skeggs, for making this such a special and important event.